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#1 ydayna

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:30 PM

I have a 500GB hard drive. With all the software i had installed it brought it down to 138GB. Now, what i did was go in and remove all the software i installed. I did disk cleanup and defragmenter but the hard drive stayed at 138GB. I would think the GB would increase after uninstalling all this software. Is there something i'm missing. I'm trying to get more GB space.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:26 AM

Does your disk clean process deleted compressed file also? because compressed file is unmarked by default. Also you need to go to documents and settings > local setting > appliaction data
browse the given folder path and see whether any files of uninstalled program are left of not.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:04 AM

Ok, im not that computer savvy. I deleted compressed files. But where do i find documents and settings. I looked and can't find it.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:51 AM

My OS system is windows XP

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:22 PM

I guess...I'd like to know why you are hawking your hard drive space :thumbsup:.

The Docs & Settings folders are viewable by using Explorer view for your hard drive.

FWIW: To get an accurate count of free space on a partition...run the chkdsk /r command. Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (with space between k and /) and hit Enter. Type Y in response to new screen and hit Enter. Reboot the system.

Any files deleted...that space doesn't get added back...until the files are emptied from the Recycle Bin.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:00 PM

I got it. Thank ya'll




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